|Juniperus Chinesis - 2012-06|
At its beginning the Juniper looked quite different and if we continue at a similar pace I think it will eventually become a nice, decent tree.
|Juniperus Chinesis - 2009 - 11|
Before that Tomaz Rozina trusted me his Juniper for a styling. I realy enjoyed working on this tree with the greatest pleasure. It’s a very small and interesting Juniper so within hours the first makeover was complete and I think that the little Juniper has a nice future as a good, small, dramatic tree. Tomaz thanks for letting me work on the tree.
Tomažs Juniper before the stlying
|Tomažs Juniper after the styling|
Chronologically before that I was able to get a small Juniper from Rajko. The tree was devoted for his classes with students, but since Rajko is a good guy and I had to practice for the NTC I could work on the tree. Next to the tree I got the evaluation of my work, comments t of the transformation, his critical guidance and advices for improvement. Great. In the end it got even better bcs. the tree got a new owner, my Vesna.
|Juniper before styling|
|Juniper after styling|
These trees all together fit in a period before and after these years EBA and NTC competition and as the trees improved and changed before and after, the relations whit bonsai friends improved in this before and after period.
In some way all of our club members helped me with my preparations for NTC. Tomaž devoted lot of his time for my preparation, generously shared his knowledge, I was present at all his demonstrations, where I could practice and learn... Rajko deprive one of his student for a tree and gave me a lot of useful tips and knowledge, Blaž resigned his working table, .... Matej brought an arsenal of bonsai magazines.... Janez lent literature and openly commented on each styling I made ... Tomaž resigned his juniper and allowed me to shape it, .... many members of the Slovenian bonsai club and other bonsai friends left his mark on this season in their own way ....we all developed in our own way as did out trees and all this together means a lot to me. It will mean a lot after as it did before.
That's it, simply and honest!